Posted by Steve Botham
May 10th, 2010 | 1 Comment »
High Performance is clearly a key issue as organisations seek to make progress in challenging times. Patrick Lencioni has written wisely about High Performing teams, increasingly we are working on a business transformation programme with clients who want to create a ‘high performing organisation’, Sir John Whitmore writes on performance coaching. Mike Harris, founder of First Direct and Egg, takes this a step further into High Performance Coaching. Writing in People Management (22/04/10) he looks for three things from business coaching:
- to help people create motivating personal goals aligned with company goals
- to facilitate meetings that focus on developing plans and strategies - addressing problems and enabling innovation
- develop a high performing leadership teams capable of building an extraordinary business
Coaching a leadership team should enable it to invest good quality time, and intelligence, on shaping the strategic future. It should enable innovation and effectiveness, greater alignment in the organisation and increased clarity about the next steps. It enables the organisation to face the huge challenges of change and find new approaches. Our simple belief is ‘we need to think our way out of the recession’. Given the immense pressure on leaders to address the immediate quality time needed to shape direction and engage the organisation is vital to the organisation’s future. Our experience shows that a top team will really benefit from an external coach who is committed to their success and can challenge them to become high performing.